JOHN GREER
JOHN GREER

Thorns, 1994

In the collection of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax Canada

Bronze, 3 elements, each 30” x 42” x 16” (76 x 107 x 41cm)

 

The objects are formed in the shape of rose thorns, stripped from a twig, but still holding some remains of the bark. The extracted forms contain a threatening element, standing in opposition to the viewer like guardians on duty in a height reaching approximately 80cm above ground. We could see them as a metaphor for human intervention into nature, of a constructed nature that fits in the cultural context.

 

See also: Thorns, Art Up On Life / Spirit on Ground

und auf Deutsch: Thorns in: Kunst Auf Ueber Leben

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Installation View retroActive with Threshold, 2015; Civilization, 1990/91; PaperMoney, 2012
Wait of Water by John Greer, 2014 Bay of Fundy Detail of Wait of Water, October 9th, 2014; retroActive tied up, tide down, looking back across the bay where the piece was first realized in 1972
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